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URL

Computers.
  1. Uniform Resource Locator: a protocol for specifying addresses on the Internet.
  2. an address that identifies a particular file on the Internet, usually consisting of the protocol, as http, followed by the domain name.
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URL

abbreviation for
  1. uniform resource locator; a standardized address of a location on the internet, esp on the World Wide Web
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URL

by 1990, initialism from uniform resource locator.

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URL

[yōō′är-ĕl]
  1. Short for Uniform Resource Locator. An Internet address (for example, http://www.hmco.com/trade/), usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www.hmco.com), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
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url in Culture

URL

An abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator, a title that refers to the formal address of a document on the Internet.

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